Physicians for Ancestral Health...
is an international organization of medical doctors (MDs, DOs, and international equivalents), medical students and residents of all specialties.
is to mutually support physicians who advocate a standard of care that combines conventional Western medical ideals with ancestral health principles, serving to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients.
means using the best practices of previous generations within modern medicine to prevent and treat modern diseases with lifestyle changes. This includes the right balance of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, sunshine, social interactions, sense of greater purpose, etc.
Welcome to Physicians for Ancestral Health
We seek solid scientific evidence for all healing practices, ancestral and modern, natural and pharmaceutical. All sources of evidence, from case studies to epidemiology to randomized clinical trials, should contribute to our judgment as physicians about the interventions that will most benefit our patients.
We respect our professional limits. We are physicians, not alternative medicine providers. We are not seeking to replace proven treatments, but to identify natural dietary, nutritional, and environmental interventions that can complement and improve standard medical therapies.
Model good health for our patients. Encourage physicians to incorporate ancestral health principles for both prevention and treatment of illness. Engage and support research activities to evaluate ancestral health assertions. Advocate for public policy change in support of ancestral health principles.
Meet Our Leadership:
Polina Sayess, MD
Board Member – President
Josh Turknet, MD
C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP
Board Member – Past President
Robert Hansen, MD
Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP
Board Member At Large
Tommy Wood, MD
Jasmine Moghissi, MD
Board Member – Treasurer
Deborah Gordon, MD
In the News:
Dear PAH supporter, Happy New Year! With the beginning of the new year, we would like to start a new tradition- introducing to you PAH members. I am honored to open this new chapter by introducing to you Dr. Paul Turke. I had a privilege of meeting Dr. Turke at the...read more
Join us on Dec 13, 2017 for a free webinar by Mark Pettus, MD, FACP, at 7:30-8:30 PM EDT. Mark will discuss Common Micronutrient Deficiencies and how the American modern diet is affecting our health.read more
Dear friends and colleagues, I suspect that perhaps at least some of you will consider taking advantage of various sales over the next few weeks to buy gifts for your loved ones. I would like to ask you for a favor- please make your next purchase on Amazon Smile...read more
The schedule for PAH Winter Retreat 2018 is now available (this is a draft and subject to change). Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. View the Physicians for Ancestral Health...read more
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